Power to the Working Class

[This op-ed appeared last week in Charleston’s Post & Courier.] It’s gut-check time for Republicans.  Are they the party Donald Trump says they are, the protector of American jobs, fighting for the forgotten working class?  Or now that the election is over and they’ve gotten those working-class votes, will they go back to being the party […]

The Grinch of South Carolina

The Grinch here is not diabetes. It is not dialysis. It’s Nikki Haley.

Trump Street, USA

So how does the sheet balance on climate change? On the one hand, we’ve got Charleston’s cataclysmic public cost of dealing with the rising Atlantic. And Miami. And Brooklyn. And Boston. And D. C. And the Outer Banks. On the other, we “have to understand” that doing something is “going to cost our companies.”

Nikki Haley and the Responsible Republicans

So what do you do if you’re a Responsible Republican?

Join the other party. The Democratic Party is a big tent, and it’s high time that responsible conservatives quit the Party of Pretending. You are far more likely to serve true conservatism as the right wing of the Democratic Party than you are as the sensible wing of the George Orwell Party.

Why is the South Carolina GOP still Whites Only?

Colbert King wrote a column recently for the Washington Post about the decline of black Republicans.  Quoting a Wall Street Journal-NBC poll, he said that “just 7 percent of blacks called themselves Republicans.”  Twenty years ago, when Bob Dole ran for president against Bill Clinton, 15% of African Americans were Republicans. Just 7 percent today? Honestly, I am […]